La Mama dispatch for PS 122’s COIL Fest, Pavel Zustiak’s “Custodians of Beauty” and “Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)” and Squirts intergenerational queer pairings with stand up sets from Patti Harrison and Marga Gomez. To start the year alternating between bent over from either despair or because I might laugh so hard that the tears trickle down my legs felt fitting to my polar emotional swings of late.
Name: Pavel Zustiak Title/Occupation: Artistic Director, Choreographer, Sound Designer Organization/Company: Palissimo Inc. URL: www.palissimo.com 1. Where did you grow up and how did you end up where you are now? I grew up in the eastern part of the former Czechoslovakia, which is now Slovakia.